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Laura Jane Atelier

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My Winter Skincare favorites from Apothederm 

Just when I thought Spring was around the corner Winter decided to come back and say hello this past week by dumping several feet of snow. Like most people, my skin feels parched during the winter months. My skin is in need of some serious rehab during these cold Winter months, and I think I may have found the perfect winter skincare routine. Apothederm is such a unique skincare line because it is where science meets beauty by using  SmartPeptides™.  Apothederm was created by the Seattle-based dermatology biotech company Helix BioMedix that develops bioactive peptides. I appreciate that Apothederm products are paraben and phthalate free, and they do not contain pore-clogging or formaldehyde-releasing ingredients.

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Moisturizing Cream: 

This Apothederm Moisturizing Cream is perfect for the cold winter months because it keeps your skin hydrated. It is an emollient rich cream developed specifically for dry, aging skin. When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels nourished, replenished and firm. I think it will also help my skin to combat the visible signs of aging over time.

Benefits: Neutralizes aging surface free-radicals, Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Improves firmness, hydration, and radiance, Nourishes and replenishes.

 Key Ingredients:

Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14
This natural bioactive SmartPeptide is shown to increase collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even skin tone. It works to stimulate the skin’s natural repair and regeneration systems. Tests have shown that this peptide boosts collagen production, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing firmness of the skin.*

Sodium Hyaluronate
A super humectant, Sodium Hyaluronate can draw 1,000 times its weight in moisture to the skin.

Shea Butter, Soybean Oil and Emollient Moisturizers 
Help correct dehydration and dryness while protecting the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Green Tea
Green Tea calms the skin and provides powerful antioxidant protection.

Vitamins C and E, antioxidant vitamins 
Vital vitamins that protect the skin from free radical damage.

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Firming Serum: 

I always love to use a serum after I was my face and before I add my moisturizer. This facial serum is seriously luxurious and hydrates and protects my skin on those cold winter days when the wind is blowing. I love this serum because it is formulated with potent botanicals to help refine the skin. There is a lot of science in this serum becaue it has two of Apothederm’s patented  SmartPeptides® to help firm the skin and reduce the signs of aging.

Benefits: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Firms and tightens, Moisturizes and hydrates, Brightens and refines skin texture for a more even and luminous complexion.

Key Ingredients: 

This humectant relieves dehydration by drawing essential moisture into the skin.

This naturally occurring saccharide protects the skin from dehydration and helps to restore its natural moisture balance.

Thermus Ferment
This Inhibits damage from reactive oxygen species, protects natural defense enzymes, shields skin from UV damage, and restores barrier lipids.

Palmaria Palmata
This brightens the skin for a more luminous complexion.

Hydrating Eye Cream:  

I think having a good hydrating eye cream is super important because the skin around your eyes is super thin and delicate. It is one of the first places to start showing the visible signs of aging that it is why it is so important to use a hydrating eye cream like this Apothederm one. Let’s face it I have those nights where I only get 5 hours of sleep, and I am burning the midnight oil working on my computer until 2 am on some days. This eye cream combats tired aging eyes by hydrating and helping to minimize dark puffy eyes. In the morning I feel and look youthful and resilient.

Benefits: Helps control visible signs of photoaging, Calms, soothes and hydrates, Reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Key Ingredients:

Shea Butter
Helps corrects dry, dehydrated skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

A powerful humectant that relieves dehydration by drawing essential moisture into the skin.

An emollient oil replenishes and protects the natural moisture balance of the skin.

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Acne Clarifying Treatment: 

I know that I am not the only one who suffers from hormonal acne and adult acne. My skin has gotten better over the last couple of months because I have changed my diet. I also know that I tend to break out during certain times of the month. I now have it under control because I use this Apothederm Clarifying Acne Treatment. This acne treatment solves two common skin problems by helping to eliminate breakouts and minimize pore size. This clarifying formula is packed with beta hydroxy acid and SmartPeptide® to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and future breakouts.

Benefits: Reduces the appearance of blemishes, Minimizes pore size, Keeps skin balanced, Lightweight, Fast-absorbing.

Key Ingredients:

Patented SmartPeptide® technology that has skin calming properties, shown to help bind cellular toxins.*

Salicylic Acid
This anti-inflammatory exfoliates dead skin cells to help reduce pore size and sebum build up.

A humectant that draws moisture to the skin.

Active Ingredient
Salicylic Acid (1%) for acne treatment

Brightening Cleanser:  

I suffer from discolored skin due to some of my hormonal acne. I love this Brightening Cleanser because it smells like cucumber and it exfoliates, brightens and hydrates. I like to use it at the end of the day to help remove my makeup. My skin feels soft and hydrated after without feeling dry or tights.

Benefits: Brightens, refines and tones, Hydrates, Exfoliates, Soothes and Protects from free radical damage.

Key Ingredients: 

Malic Acid Alpha Hydroxy Acid 
Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

Salicylic Acid
An anti-inflammatory that exfoliates and helps to reduce pore size.

A humectant that draws moisture to your skin.

Cucumber Fruit Extract 
Helps moisturize and soothe.

Sage Leaf Extract
Provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

Tocopherol Vitamin E
An age-fighting antioxidant vitamin that protects the skin from free radical damage.

Vitamin C
An age-fighting antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage.

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